Jim Caviezel is a devout Catholic.
Madison, Apr 18 - Jim Caviezel showed himself Sunday as a man of great patience and consideration for his fans.
Caviezel, the star of "Madison," was the last of the actors to arrive for the Ohio Theater's premiere presentation of the movie made six years ago in Madison and along the Ohio River. Jake Lloyd (now 16 and with a young lady of equivalent age on his arm); Paul Dooley, who played Mayor Don Vaughn; and the other actors in the movie arrived before Caviezel, making their way down the red carpet from the corner of Main and West streets to the marquee of the theater, pausing for autographs as digital camera and home video shots were taken by enthusiastic fans.
But it was the man who played hydroplane driver Jim McCormick, winner of the 1971 Gold Cup, who most entranced the crowd. The tall, slim Caviezel moved slowly down the double line of fans, an excited buzz and clicking of cameras accompanying him.
To the women and girls in the crowd, there was one big reason they came to see Caviezel...
McCormick said Jim Caviezel was totally believable as his father. "He studied the part very well. He played my dad to a 'T,' " he said. "His personality off-screen is so much like my dad's. Dad's nickname was 'Gentleman Jim,' and I feel Jim (Caviezel) is the same type of man -- a fine, Christian man, devoted to his family. The same traits."
A local woman said Caviezel, a devout Roman Catholic, attended Mass Sunday morning at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, and at the pastor's invitation gave the homily.
From: "Religious Affiliations of Celebrities" page in "Celebrity Religion" section of "Religion Facts" website (http://www.religionfacts.com/celebrities/religions_of_celebrities.htm; viewed 20 April 2007):
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Celebrity: Jim Caviezel
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The Passion of the Christ actor is a devout Catholic. "Jesus is there for us in the Scriptures. How often do we ignore Him? We must shake off this indifference. Only the Faith and the wisdom of the Church can save us, but it requires men and women, warriors ready to risk their good names, even their very lives to stand up for the truth." -- FreeRepublic.com, March 1, 2004 [link to: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1088690/posts]